The annual June tune-up for Le Grande Boucle is underway this week in France, and stage 6’s march through the Alps from Gap To Valloire looks like a broken saw-blade. The high point will be the 2067m Croix de Fer – a climb worth riding for any true fan – which is exactly what we did.
It's been a long time since Levi Leipheimer took third place in the Vuelta - 2001 to be exact, but the promise he showed then is finally beginning to show for real - on Sunday he took a fine overall victory in the Criterium Du Dauphine Libere. Is this a portent of greatness for Le Tour like it was for Lance in 2002 & 2003 or does it mean nothing, like it did for Mayo in 2004?
American riders took the first four places in the Dauphinй Libйrй 43km Time Trial in Bourg-de-Pйage today. David Zabriskie (CSC) led his fellow compatriots home with a time of 52:48:65 finishing well clear of Floyd Landis (PHO) by 53 seconds. ...
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